GymSchool 2019

Anna Robertsone-News

While lots of people were sunning themselves at the beach during the weekend of January 12-13, a large group of dedicated coaches and athletes took part in GymSchool. GymSchool is a coach development weekend which included a multitude of practical coaching courses and workshops aimed at intermediate and higher-level coaches across all competitive gymnastic sports. A range of wonderful sport … Read More

Dylan’s back and the Girls medal

Anna Robertsone-News

Eleven months after having knee surgery, Rio Olympian Dylan Schmidt (Icon Trampoline) returns to the trampoline world stage at the World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan, where he finished 5th. Two months later at the World Cup in Minsk, Belarus, he bettered that by one with a 4th place finish. A mere 0.225 off podium and only 0.81 from gold. A … Read More

Judges awarded PM Scholarships

Anna Robertsone-News

High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) each year, award Prime Minister’s Scholarships to officials to help with their professional development. This year, five of our international brevet judges are recipients of the Scholarships: • Gareth Brettell – Men’s Artistic Gymnastics• Ken Bow – Men’s Artistic Gymnastics• Michelle Woolf – Women’s Artistic Gymnastics• Janine Glover – Trampoline• Lance Henry – Trampoline … Read More

FIG Level 2 Academy

Anna Robertsone-News

From 9 – 16 January, 19 Men’s and Women’s Artistic coaches attended the FIG Level 2 Academy which we hosted in Auckland. A FIG Academy is a week-long coaching course which includes comprehensive theory and practical lectures across all apparatus. The week also finished with theory and practical exams. For coaches in New Zealand, the course also served as the … Read More

Students in Denmark

Anna Robertsone-News

We have a wonderful opportunity through our partnership with Ollerup to offer members a year-long scholarship to attend the school and study in TeamGym, Tumbling or Parkour. The Academy of Physical Education in Ollerup is the oldest academy of physical education in Denmark. Alanah Goldingham received the 2018-2019 scholarship and is halfway through her scholarship. Alanah’s, originally from Hutt Valley … Read More

Independent Athlete’s Complaints Service

Anna Robertsone-News

Following the publication of the Heron Report, which claimed that Cycling New Zealand was responsible for the toxic culture within their track team, High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) and Sport New Zealand (Sport NZ) have launched an interim complaints service. From 1 May 2019, the service is available to HPSNZ Programmes that have carded athletes. For Gymnastics, this means … Read More

2018 NZ Champs a Hit in Tauranga

Anna Robertson2018 NZ Gymnastics Championships, Competitive Gymnastics, e-News

The 2018 New Zealand Gymnastics Championships held at the ASB Baypark Arena in Tauranga provided a fantastic location to reunite all five codes together again under one roof. As our national pinnacle event, it’s always exciting to showcase the best gymnastics from around the country, this year including our World Championships and Commonwealth Games athletes. 15 provinces competed for National … Read More

2018 World Champs Wrap Up

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, International

This last term has seen teams from Rhythmic, Artistic and Trampoline Gymnastics represent New Zealand at their respective World Championships. A huge congratulations to all those athletes who were selected and competed.  A special thanks to all the officials who travelled with the athletes for your help and support both pre tour and on tour. This year saw some really good … Read More

Awesome fun at the Gym for All Symposium

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, GFA Coaching Symposium

Over Labour weekend, whilst many people enjoyed the warm, dry weather, a bunch of enthusiastic coaches and presenters attended the Gym for All Symposium in Wellington. The Gym for All Symposium is a weekend of coaching workshops aimed at the recreation or Gym for All community. On day one we had a theme topic of group performance, introducing Gymnaestrada and … Read More

FIG Level 3 Academy

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, FIG Academy

We were excited to have six coaches attend a FIG Level 3 Coaching Academy in Canberra last month. The Academy went for seven days and comprised of theory and practical lectures and exams. The coaches who attended were: Women’s Artistic Gymnastics: Mathew Rowley (North Harbour), Sarah Miller (North Harbour) Men’s Artistic Gymnastics: Dane Smuts (North Harbour MAG) Rhythmic Gymnastics: Isabel … Read More